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dc.contributor.authorIvan, Igor
dc.contributor.authorHorák, Jiří
dc.contributor.authorZajíčková, Lenka
dc.contributor.authorBurian, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.authorFojtík, David
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T11:15:24Z
dc.date.available2019-09-10T11:15:24Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationGeoScape. 2019, vol. 13, issue 1, p. 16-30.cs
dc.identifier.issn1802-1115
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10084/138500
dc.description.abstractOne of the ways of improving the attractiveness of public transport is to bring it closer to its potential users. A long walking distance from a stop is often one of the critical factors limiting its more frequent and extensive use. Studies dealing with the accessibility of transport networks usually work only with the closest stop. This article analyses the actual walking distance from the place of residence to the preferred stop. The survey used a questionnaire method and was conducted in two cities in the Czech Republic-Ostrava and Olomouc. Based on the results of the study, the average walking distance was assessed and the impact of demographic characteristics (gender, age, education, number of members in the household, economic activity, the presence of a child in the household, and car ownership), transport behavior (preferred mode of transportation, car convenience and opinions on public transport), and urban characteristics (prevailing housing type) on the walking distance were analyzed. The main findings prove a significant impact on walking distance by a number of these factors, but the preferred use of a car for commuting or unemployment does not significantly affect walking distance. Highlights for public administration, management and planning: The public transport stop reported as being closest to a respondent's residence was used by only 51% of all respondents in the survey. Another 20% of residents used the second closest stop, 11% the third stop. Travellers select the stop based on number of connections; seamless connection; the speed of connection; potential delays; equipment of stops and nearby areas; the comfort of the vehicle; avoiding overcrowded stop; other personal factors. The average walking distance to the preferred stop is 568 metres in Ostrava while only 439 metres in Olomouc. Significantly shorter distances refer to the female population in Ostrava, retired and unemployed. Assumption of the negative influence of the higher number of family members, higher salaries, car ownership and worse education (blue collar) was not proved.cs
dc.language.isoencs
dc.publisherDe Gruytercs
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGeoScapecs
dc.relation.urihttp://doi.org/10.2478/geosc-2019-0002cs
dc.rights© Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labemcs
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/cs
dc.subjectwalking distancecs
dc.subjectpublic transportcs
dc.subjectquestionnairecs
dc.subjectpublic transport stopcs
dc.subjectOstravacs
dc.subjectOlomouccs
dc.titleFactors influencing walking distance to the preferred public transport stop in selected urban centres of Czechiacs
dc.typearticlecs
dc.identifier.doi10.2478/geosc-2019-0002
dc.rights.accessopenAccesscs
dc.type.versionpublishedVersioncs
dc.type.statusPeer-reviewedcs
dc.description.sourceWeb of Sciencecs
dc.description.volume13cs
dc.description.issue1cs
dc.description.lastpage30cs
dc.description.firstpage16cs
dc.identifier.wos000473651800002


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